Story: Interdenominational Christianity

Evangelist Henry Varley

These cartoons, published in the New Zealand Observer in April 1890, depict visiting Melbourne-based evangelist Henry Varley. During his New Zealand tour Varley preached to a crowd of 5,000 in the crater of Mt Eden, Auckland. In an address to the Young Men's Christian Association he was reported to have 'protested against the denomination system of the churches, and pleaded for Christian union'. (Star, 26 March 1890, p. 3)

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Reference: Observer, 5 April 1890, p. 17

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Peter J. Lineham, 'Interdenominational Christianity - Evangelical Christianity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 August 2022)

Story by Peter J. Lineham, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 9 Aug 2018